When we submit ourselves to the higher，or Cause−Consciousness，at first we are guided much as a child guided as it grows up．Then we gradually acquire more and more strength and learn to use the strength for the better way of life．The boy who wants to be an electrician must have a master electrician to guide him along his path of study and the teacher tells him what to do．
The boy is then promoted as he learns．He may get a shock here and there if he is too inquisitive and tries for himself，but he willnot get as hurt as he would，if he did not have the training as he learned the laws of electricity．
The electrician guided him along the avenue of knowledge in controlling the power which we call electricity．He has been guided step by step from a state of no controlto a full contoroll of this power and so the boy grows stronger and wiser and begins to apply his knowledge with wisdom．
The power then cannot hurt him for it serves him，and he can use the power at any time ina nyplace．
In order for us to transform ourselves to have the power to overcome our present state of conditions，we must submit ourlives to the great Engineer of the Universe，or the overall consciousness．Then the cause−consciousness willexplain all things to us．If we pay attention and heed we shallgrow into an expanding understanding and use this power for the good of everyone．We shall learn how to control our intellectual thoughts so that they will be our servants．Knowledge is the path to the controlof our powers just as the boy electrician had to learn and understand all thel aws of electricityin order to learn its control．
God has given us a way to attain everything but we must know how it can be done．It is high time that we return back to the Father. Man is running wild with the power that he has. Not understanding it, he runs into wars and all manner of destruction. Cause consciousness is the source that knows how to meet all problems and how to adjust conditions in order to bring about peace on earth.
The only hope for mankind is to transform his consciousness and be born again. We must use our will power to Accomplish this for it was given to us for this purpose only, to compel our intellectual consciousness to be guided by the "Thy Will" from now on, and then pur lives will begin to reflect its power. How? Does not a pain in your body reflect on your face? And by the same token the good that we feel reflects in our lives.
By permitting the higher consciousness to guide, you will be able to control conditions for now you will be controlling that power which you had been using but in a negative way.
As you come into understanding you will use the power in a positive way, and you will build up good conditions. Look at the people in the streets, uncertain, wondering, not knowing which way to turn. It is because they are not controlling thought but allowing thoughts to control them.
By allowing the higher thoughts to control, you will be led to the exact contacts and a realization that everything is well, and as it should be, including the purpose for everything.
This awareness will place a smile on your face and give you strength or vitality so that you can go on eternally without tiring.
But you must use your will power to compel yourself to function in this consciousness. In the olden days there were wise mothers who knew how to apply the law. Not having the means to give their boys and girls an education, they would take them to see the statue of some great man or woman and tell them all about this person. They made the children feel that they were like that person and could do the things that he or she had done. The children began to take on that consciousness step by step until their feeling became so strong that they wanted to be like that great man or woman. Gradually they became conscious of the power within them and felt they could succeed. We can transform our consciousness not by saying but by feeling.
We must feel certain that our actions are right. We must feel the joy which leads to an unselfish expression for we grow through feeling, which is consciousness, when feelings are controlled. We will then become what we feel for the self is transformed by conscious thought.
Suppose you were to go before some prominent man. If you felt that you were nothing and he a great man you would wither away, but if you felt that you were equal to him you could meet him face to face and feel perfectly at ease. We should all feel that way. Is not the President a human being like us? His position means nothing when it is compared with life eternal. If you feel like a great man you are working in the same vibration as he is. Then he will more likely grant you the things you want.
If you are looking for work do not think that the employer is superior to you. If he feels that you think yourself inferior, he automatically becomes filled with vanity and tries to take advantage of you. Be on his level and he will treat you right. Never lower yourself to anyone. You are as much a child of the Father as the next fellow and God is not a respecter of persons. We must learn that only through feeling can we make ourselves into a bigger man or woman. Rise before God and stand before Him. Do not shrink.
Jesus said it is not robbery to be equal with our Creator when we feel the consciousness He has granted us. Then surelyit is not robbery to feel equal to your fellow man when the consciousness is transformed into the higher self. Then you will gradually eliminate pains, aches, sorrows, and all negative conditions.
It is the higher awerness that teaches us that we are the sorts and daughters of the Father and that our power is unlimited since His power is unlimited. Through this awareness we learn to be happy for we know that the Father always provides. We live in certainty and never worry, for it is only the carnal consciousness that worries since it knows no better.
The man who dwells in the Universal thought is always certain and always joyous, vibrating that joyousness to everyone who comes in contact with him. He knows that all of his questions will be answered and that he is being guided along the pathway of life. He knows that all power is for him to use that that the universe wants him to use it.
We must all at some time learn the laws of the universe but because we have been hurt we have tried to run away from them. Yet when we learn to work with the laws we let our free will be guided by the Thy-Will and we shall then begin to transform our whole being. We shall find heaven right here on earth, and now.